... Percocet is an excellent med for pain relief. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and tylenol. The oxycodone and tylenol somehow work together so that the pain relief from the total is greater than that of the two parts. ... (17 replies)
vicodin=hydrocodone there are slight differences, they are both fast acting while morphine and diluadid are long acting. the dilaudid is the same family as methadone,(when the nazis were cut off rom the opiate supply in WW2 they developed methadone type (synthetic morphine ) for thier troops. (17 replies)
... i want to make a small correction to post above. vicodin is hydrocodone not hydromorphone. hydrocodone is fast acting and hydromorphone is long acting morphine. 4mg. of hydromorphone is hardly anything are you sure its not 40mg. my morphine pills come in strenghths of 15mg. 30mg. 60mg. 100mg. ... (17 replies)
... The two natural alkaloids used directly for PM that issue from opium are codeine and morphine. The other major alkaloid is thebaine, but this is synthesized before use in PM. So, codeine and morphine are opiates.
Pretty much, the remainder are opioids, either partially or fully synthetic. Examples of partial synthetics would be hydrocodone (Vicodin), Hydromorphone... (14 replies)
... Hey Amy, Only you can decide if your getting better relief from the oxycodone. You can't let a conversion chart decide that for you. Some people respond better to one drug versus another.
The standard conversion from hydro to oxy is 10mgs of hydrocosone would be equal to 7.5-8.0 mgs of oxycodone. So on some chart it may apear your getting less opiate, but charts are just... (2 replies)
... I have a question guys: I was on Oxycodone, 30mg a pop for pain as needed. I found that while it helped, it wasn't quite enough to relieve all my pain. The bigger problem that I had was that for extreme breakthrough pain (and for when I woke up in the morning), the pill would take up to an hour to take effect! When a hip pops out of socket, you don't want to wait an hour... (6 replies)
... This my reaction was quite typical. Hydromorphone would be recommended for patients who get breakthrough pain episodes that come on rather quickly but may not last as long. ... (8 replies)
... I have tried most all the breakthrough pain meds and am currently taking hydromorphone with it. I had been on oxycodone for the longest time. ... (34 replies)
... Everyone responds differently to different meds and doses. I'd just have a discussion with your doctor at your next appointment about how you have had an increase in pain lately (also specify if the pills aren't lasting as long as they used to, such as 4 hours instead of 6 hours or whatever). Yes, for chronic pain which hasn't responded to other treatments a long acting med... (14 replies)
... t a year. They have become not helpful, so pain dr switched me to 1, 4mg dilaudid every 4 hrs, max 5 pills a day. Based on a pharmceutical conversion of 150mg of oxycodone daily converts to 56.25mg hydromorphone daily. ... (1 replies)
... Oxycodone is said to be somewhat longer acting that hydrocodone, morphine etc, 6 hours vs 4... though users may dispute this! ... (4 replies)
... "Opiate" refers to alkaloids extracted from poppy pods and their semi-synthetic counterparts, which bind to the opiate receptors. These including opium, codeine and morphine.
Semisynthetic opiates/opioids are derived by altering chemicals contained in opium. Some semi-synthetics include hydrocodone, oxycodone, buprenorphine and diamorphine (heroin). Naloxone is also a... (14 replies)
... ine and heroin, it's also notoriously sedating which does get better with time. The synthtics are the meds in The keto synthetic family, Hydrocodone, oxycododne, hydromorphone and oxymorphonne, The fents and demerol are also synthetic ans so are meds like methadone or levordromoran. ... (14 replies)
... phione is Dilaudid. Yes I've taken the short acting version of Opana, It comes in both. Mg to mg it's about twice as strong as Oxycodone, All 3 drugs, Oxycodone, hydromorphone and oxymorphone are in the same family of synthetic opiates that relieve painin the same way morphine does, by binding to opiate receptors. ... (7 replies)
... I am sorry, I posted this a couple of days ago but no one replied so I am trying it again. I am in tremendous pain (L4/5 S-1 fusion with severe neuropathic pain in left leg). I took a nasty fall last Sunday and the pain is only getting worse...so here is my dilemma. Sorry it is long...
I have been on a plethora of PM: the usual oral :Vicodin,Lortab, Lorcet, Darvon,... (10 replies)
... I have been on a plethora of PM: the usual oral :Vicodin,Lortab, Lorcet, Darvon, Percocet,Darvocet, Norco, Ultram, and then OxyContin. IV: Dilaudid, morphine, demoral (which has always worked best for me (but not always used at every facility), toradol (YUCK) , the muscle relaxants: soma, flexeril, ativan, valium, baclofen..you get the picture.
I have always believed myself... (0 replies)
... s stronger than morphine MG to mg. The 18 hour half life of of Pallodone shold take care of the short acting oral meds, he's absolutely right about the 4mg pills vs the 8's. It's not so conveinient I would pay more than twice as much. ... (6 replies)
... day of Oxycodone is about 18. ... (3 replies)
... so if you take 10mg of Dilaudid vs 30mg of Oxy, they are roughly equal. However, Oxy can become stronger if taking a higher dose. ... (10 replies)
... g tabs and that's just because it's a newly available dose. If you happen to pay cash, you might want to look into the cost difference between using two 4mg tabs Vs one 8mg. ... (3 replies)